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Out of Place: Women’s experiences of policing in protest spaces.

Monk, H and Jackson, WH (2020) Out of Place: Women’s experiences of policing in protest spaces. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 4 (3). pp. 309-323. ISSN 2398-6808

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This article considers women’s experiences of policing at anti-fracking protests at Barton Moss, Salford, which took place between November 2013 and April 2014. Specifically, the article examines the spatial dynamics of the policing of women and argues that the policing of protest demands feminist analysis. Drawing upon narratives collected from women protesters at Barton Moss, which explore experiences of sexual violence perpetrated by police, we argue that the protest site needs to be considered as a space that facilitates violence against women. Understanding the specifics of the Barton Moss protest as an extended protest situation characterised by direct action protest and an intense and often violent police response, we suggest that women’s experiences of policing were a product of the spatial and temporal dynamics of the protest and policing operation. We consider the protest site as a productive, institutional space within which police violence takes a specifically gendered form enabling the control of those women deemed to be out of place. In turn, we argue that the women at Barton Moss were considered by the police to be transgressing the socio-geographical boundaries which establish the dominant cultural and social order and were thus responded to as disruptive and disorderly subjects.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Journal of Gender-Based Violence. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Monk, Helen; Jackson, Will (2020) Journal of Gender-Based Violence, Volume 4, Number 3, October 2020, pp. 309-323(15) is available online at https://doi.org/10.1332/239868020X15985448282097
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal Justice Administrations > HV7551 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
Divisions: Justice Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Policy Press
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 09:44
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 00:50
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13127
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